On February 9, the investigative police agency (C03) of the Ministry of Public Security completed the conclusion of an additional investigation of the case that happened at Thu Duc Housing Development Joint Stock Company (Thuduc House), the Tax Department of Ho Chi Minh City and the Department of Taxation. related units.
The conclusion of the investigation suggested that a total of 67 defendants be prosecuted for the crimes of smuggling; Illegally transporting monetary goods across the border; Fraudulent appropriation of assets; Bribery; Producing and trading in counterfeit goods; Violating regulations on accounting, causing serious consequences; Lack of responsibility causes serious consequences…
Among these, 18 defendants are leaders and officers of the Tax Department of Ho Chi Minh City such as Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Hanh (former deputy director); Pham Minh Tuan (former Head of Tax Declaration and Accounting Department); Cao Van Ty (former Head of Tax Inspection Department No. 5); Nguyen Xuan Thang (former Head of Internal Audit Department); Dao Thi Nga (officer of District 1 Tax Department); Nguyen Phuong Nam (officer of District 3 Tax Department); Ngo Huynh Luy (officer of District 5 Tax Department)…
In addition, there are 7 defendants who are officers of the Saigon Port Area I Customs Branch, Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department, including: Pham Duy Binh, Hoang Trung Kien, Ho Hoang Hai, Nguyen Duy Linh, Tran Van Thanh, Nguyen Huu Tren and Nguyen Le Hung. This group of defendants was found to have made mistakes in the lack of inspection, supervision, and favorable conditions for Trinh Tien Dung and his accomplices to smuggle.
The group of accused are leaders and employees of Thuduc House and its member companies being prosecuted, including: Nguyen Vu Bao Hoang – General Director of Thuduc House; Nguyen Ngoc Truong Chinh – Deputy General Director of Thuduc House; Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc – Sales Manager of Thuduc House, cum Director of Thuduc Wood Joint Stock Company; Quan Minh Tuan – Chief Accountant of Thuduc House; Nguyen Van Lanh – Director of An Lanh Phat Trading Company Limited and Binh Thanh Company Limited…
According to the conclusion of the investigation, from 2016 to 2020, Trinh Tien Dung, 48, was the leader who directed the establishment of many businesses in Vietnam. Vietnam and abroad to make import and export dossiers.
Specifically, in the US, Cambodia, Hong Kong (China), Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dung established and used 13 legal entities to sign import-export, forwarding and forwarding contracts. goods.
In Vietnam, Dung directed Tran Hoan Tien – Director of MEGA E&T VN Company, Tran Nhat Thanh – an employee of Trinh Tien Dung; Mac Van Nguyen, Nguyen Hoang Lan, Nguyen Thien Phu… set up a number of businesses, most of which are “ghost” companies to make dossiers to import CD or DVD Rom to transfer money from Vietnam to the country. outside.
In contrast, exporting ram, chips, wood paintings to transfer money from abroad to Vietnam for the purpose of VAT refund through Thuduc House, Saigon Southwest Company, Hoang Nam Anh Company.
After completing the procedures to export electronic components to many foreign companies, Dung used the companies in the group to open a declaration to complete the procedures for importing electronic components mixed with other goods back to Vietnam. . Particularly, electronic components exported to Cambodia may be smuggled to Vietnam by sending passenger cars.
From February 2018 – August 2019, Thuduc House Wood Trading purchased goods from two companies directed by Dung and then sold them to Thuduc House. Goods are then traded around Dung’s “ghost” companies.
C03 alleges that, in order to legalize the input records, Thuduc House has established and signed 334 contracts to buy and sell electronic components in the country with many companies with a value of more than 4,000 billion dong. In which, 10% of VAT is 365 billion VND.
By the above tricks, the defendants have fraudulently appropriated more than 365 billion VND from the state in value added tax (VAT); illegally transporting USD 51,675,638.9 (equivalent to VND 1,205 billion) from Vietnam to abroad and USD 22,731,686.6 (equivalent to VND 528 billion) from abroad to Vietnam; smuggling goods worth 2.8 billion VND; receive bribes of 7.4 billion VND; manufacturing and trading fake goods worth VND 986 billion…
Group of 7 suspects belonging to Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department was assigned the task of physically inspecting goods according to regulations. However, they did not properly perform the assigned tasks, resulting in not detecting 4 red-routed shipments that did not match the actual goods, but still updated the information on the system for customs clearance. . Therefore, the smuggling behavior of Trinh Tien Dung and his accomplices could not be detected.
For the defendants who are tax officers, including: Dao Thi Nga, Nguyen Phuong Nam, and Ngo Huynh Luy, received hundreds of millions of dong from Luu Thi Ngat to facilitate many companies to issue value-added invoices. false declaration of input goods to deduct tax in the area they are assigned to manage. The behavior of this group of tax officials has committed the crime of Taking bribes.
Currently, Trinh Tien Dung has fled. The investigative police agency of the Ministry of Public Security has issued a wanted decision and an international wanted notice, issued a decision to separate the case, temporarily suspend the investigation.